We’ll be travelling to Hong Kong and Macau this Saturday for a short vacation. I’d been to Hong Kong once in 1989 for a sales meeting. I remembered that it was in October and a typhoon had been forcasted during my stay there. I also remembered having my first taste of hairy crabs. That’s the beauty of working – there is no shortage of good (and expensive) food.
I told Aaron that we would not be visiting Disneyland, or any other theme parks. It would strictly be to dine and shop, plus some photography trips for Mike. No problem, he said, mouth already watering.
My Aunt E, who had visited HK last year, helpfully forwarded to us her itinerary as cut and pasted below:
|18 Dec, Thur||7.00am||Meet at Airport|
|12.55pm||Arrive Hong Kong|
|VIGOR Transfer to Holiday Inn|
|4.00pm||MTR from Tsim Sha Tsui to Mong Kok (3 stops) 10mins|
|4.30pm||Sino Centre (cheongsam tailor)|
|Shopping at Fa Yuen Street – factory outlets|
|Branded clothing at 10% of retail price !|
|7.00pm||Dinner – suggest Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel|
|Then walk to "The Avenue of Stars", Clock Tower, Star Ferry|
|Catch the "Symphony of Lights" if possible|
|19 Dec, Fri||8.00am||Breakfast at Loong Yuen Cantonese Restaurant – tim sum|
|at Basement 1 of Holiday Inn Golden Mile|
|9.30am||MTR Tsim Sha Tsui to Central (use Exit K) 20 mins|
|HSBC Centre, Queen’s Road, Central (6th Floor)|
|Pacific Place (Admiralty MTR) – Lane Crawford & Seibu *|
|Wanchai – factory outlet – rail track|
|Causeway Bay, Times Square Shopping Mall|
|Lunch||Dim Sum at West Village Chinese Restaurant *|
|7.00 pm||Dinner – Yung Kee Restaurant|
|Jalan "Lan Kwai Fong" after dinner|
|20 Dec, Sat||8.00am||Breakfast ?|
|Far Horizon – branded factory outlets, Lane Crawford|
|SPACE – Prada and Miu Miu|
|at Aberdeen, Hong Kong|
|Afternoon||Consider Star Ferry cruise ?|
|21 Dec, Sun||8.00am||Breakfast – walk to Kimberley Road for Abalone porridge|
|or wanton noodle or "shui jiao".|
|Try egg tart, herbal tea|
|Last minute shopping at Harbour City or Nathan Road|
|Esprit factory outlet at The Kowloon Hotel (near Holiday Inn)|
|4.30pm||Get ready for airport|
Mike came home with a print out of it and exclaimed to me, Have you seen E’s itinerary? Thank goodness I’m not your Uncle E. The whole trip is shopping everyday.
I frowned and replied, You mean thank goodness you married me, and I’m not my Aunt E!
Needless to say, this itinerary has been deleted.